Archive: May 10, 2010

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North Carolina Bar Association Issues Proposed Ethical Opinions Approving Use of SaaS, Providing List of Considerations to Minimize Risk

North Carolina Bar Association Issues Proposed Ethical Opinions Approving Use of SaaS, Providing List of Considerations to Minimize Risk

In what may be the first opinion of its kind, the North Carolina Bar Association has drafted a proposed ethical opinion addressing lawyers’ use of “software as a service” ("SaaS").  The proposed opinion concludes that lawyers “may contract with a vendor of software as a service provided the risks that confidential client information may be disclosed or lost are effectively minimized.”

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